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the pentagon investigation into e-mails between kelley and general allen t top nato commander in afghanistan, has been narrowed down to between 60 and 70 messages that according to a defense official bear a fair amount of scrutiny. >>> well, if there is any doubt the holidays are fast approaching, here's a sure sign. tonight is the lighting of the world famous rockefeller center christmas tree. always a favorite time of year around here. right downstairs bill karins is live on the plaza for us with a preview of what the weather will be like, there, here, all around the nation. good morning, bill. >> good morning, lynn. a beautiful spruce stands 70 feet behind me and 50 feet wide. this tree will be lit later this evening on nbc at 8:00. this will be a great show and a lot of performances, the musical guests, hosted by al roker and savannah guthrie. you can expect people such as cee-lo green, mariah carey, trace adkins, billy crystal and bet midler. the storm went through the northeast and behind it very cold conditions. as they do light the tree up, and this is a look at last year's tree, tem
john allen has return to afghanistan to exhume his duties more than a week after the pentagon says it is investigating him for what he -- what they call an appropriate occasions with a woman linked to the david petraeus scandal. general allan was expected to testify before a senate committee last thursday on his nomination to become the commander of u.s.-european command and the top nato general. that nomination has been put on hold. finally, president obama pardons' the national thanksgiving turkey this afternoon at a white house ceremony. the tradition started back in 1963 with president john kennedy. those are some of the latest headlines on cspan radio. [video clip] the name of this place still resonates with the shuddering in the hearts of the american people. more than any other name connected to the civil war except lincoln's, a gettysburg reverberates and americans retain knowledge that what happened here was the crux of our terrible national trial and even americans who were not sure what precisely transpired on the skills know the glory and all the tragedy we associate wi
the sources of american power our, that you say the pentagon or the size of the federal debt. like, if you're the biggest debtor into a big issue certain power. are you optimistic that these can be really reversed, like 30 seconds because i'm very optimistic about america's future. i think we have to approach that future with confidence. we have to get our house right at home, but we have to be prepared to engage with confidence abroad. we still are that shining light on the hill that people look to. they are disappointed when we don't deliver. we are disappointed when we don't deliver. i think we can, both at home and abroad, find a way to move forward. it's not going to be simple. our government takes longer to get things done than the real economy would like. we've got to intercept the real and the political economy, but at the end of day am optimistic that we can make progress. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much. [applause] spent i'm like doctor doom. i come on stage when it's time to go. the eternal foot man holding your code. >> tonight in primetime, we get a close
by the pentagon still occupying afghanistan. the one change we have seen this year has been the withdrawal of the finishing of the withdrawal from iraq. that is important because that was for so long the centerpiece of where u.s. troops were fighting around the world. now we are looking at afghanistan as the biggest war zone that is acknowledge. the thing that is so interesting about the john that i think exit very difficult for people like you and i who want to on whatever day look at where are the u.s. troops and where the bases, the list that we see are very hard to actually get good information. i was looking yesterday at a few different lists on the pentagon's various web sites. one of them is a list of personnel, of where our u.s. soldiers are and it's about 195,000 u.s. soldiers and sailors and marines, veterans based around the world. and we hear in general there are 150 countries but when you look at the list there are only about 40 countries that are listed. why is that? then the then you look in you see well we are only listing the countries where there is more than 100 troops t
the sequestered . but did so by impacted the pentagon less heavily than the sequestered it. but divided government, i think you get the question. president said he does not want to change the money for the pentagon. mitch mcconnell said we are not raising taxes to ransom the pentagon budget cuts. a lot of focus has been on the pentagon but these are more concerned about the $50 billion in domestic discretionary spending restraint every year. you did to the republican study committee. the announced all a thing worse than sequestration would not be having savings. this stampede attempted did not take. he denied a demand that the defense budget be remain untouched, either of the public opinion or the house. i think sequestration happens. the only thing i could imagine is if they -- the r's and d's would both rather take it out of entitlements rather than the annual budgets. could they cut a deal where they save the same amount of money but out of entitlements? that is the only compromise i could see. then you get to the grand bargain idea. it seems every time i have these conversations were people as
a federal lawsuit yesterday trying to force the pentagon to he said a ban on women serving in combat jobs. the suit says service women have often found themselves in combat without receiving the same rewards or opportunities for promotion. >>> a federal judge is ordering bringing tobacco countries to run ads saying they deliberately deceived the public about the health effects of smoking. appeals are expected. >>> and the kate middleton opened a new gallery while debuting a new face framing hair do. layers there. maybe a little lighter, too. her royal highness got up close and personal with rare first editions of on the origin of species and birds of america. >>> and now here is your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the "chicago sun-times" reports former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. may have been tipped off about the federal probe into his use of campaign funds. sources suggest jackson was alerted before taking that leave of absence back in june. they also say the tip may not the have come from investigators. >>> we can't show you much, but here is what i
. we'll explain their fight with the pentagon. >>> and will it stay or will it go? the local environmental battle stretching all the way to d.c. >>> an oyster company will learn the fate by the end of the week. they face closure by the national park service. >> but as joe rosato jr. shows us the decision will mark the end of a long battle. >> reporter: in many ways this looks like it did when explorer sir francis drake showed up in the 1500s. the one thing drake wouldn't recognize is this business. >> this is the drake oyster farm. it's been a 100 year tradition. >> eight years ago he purchased this oyster farm from a neighbor. >> we produced millions of oisers every year. just over 40% of oysters come from the farm. >> back in 1976 congress passed the wilderness act with the intention of restoring it to the original state. the oyster operation was granted a 40-year lease. the lease expires the end of this week. >> we've always expected and hoped that would be honor by the park service and renewed this year. >> seven years ago lenny was informed the park service had no intent
states military. they've fought, died right alongside the guys. pentagon rules prehave not women from officially serving in certain combat roles. today a big move to change that. and the palestinian leader, yasser arafat, died under mysterious circumstances years ago. we've heard speculation all along that israel may have poisoned him. now scientists have opened his grave to try to figure out whether somebody did poison him. and as it turns out, it's probably too late. the details ahead on this tuesday fox report cool, you found it. wow. nice place. ye. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat-rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. id for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and thislace, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings gotta go. [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba
to finish absolutely dead last. what a nice gesture. >> challenging the pentagon. these women made a big announcement today hoping to add pressure to the military to let them serve in combat. >> a woman claims she lost her job after arguing veteran's benefits that were wrongfully denied. stay with us, more still to come. >> seeking shelter from the storm. we'll take a look at what is being done to protect equipment being used on the bay bridge projects that could create a different kind of accident when the storms hit. >> also, at the time, the top sheriff goes back to school to tackle a subject arks dressing parents concerns after a registered sex offender was allowed to volume tun tear at one san jose school. >> first, here is a look at what is ahead on abc's world news. >> tonight as you know across the border power ball is now half a billion dollars. so we set ut on the trail of the money. how much goes to the ticket holder? who gets the rest? you may be surprised by winners you didn't know about. also tonight for everybody in the bay area, checkup you can get from mirror. and shape
, a former pentagon official said among our guests. we begin tonight with that triple digit rally on wall street. the market interpreted positive statements on a potential deal on the fiscal cliff by house speaker and rebounded from what had been a 112-point slide after the morning's opening bell. the dow jones industrials reversed, as i said, on the speaker's positive remarks and finished the session up 107 points. s&p up 11, nasdaq gained 24. all ten s&p 500 sectors moved higher on the day. that is the first time it has happened since october 4th. retailers drove the consumer discretionary sector energy industrials lead in the wake, and the rally started just minutes before house speaker made it clear that republicans are willing to deal on revenue and ready to find a resolution now. >> we all know that we have had this spending crisis coming at us like a freight train. it must be dealt with. and in order to try to come to an agreement, republicans are willing to put revenue on the table, but it is time for the president and democrats to get serious about the spending problem that our c
there and 100,000 u.s. paid contractors paid by the pentagon still occupying afghanistan. the one change we have seen this year has been the withdrawal of the troops from iraq. that was the centerpiece from where u.s. troops were fighting around the world. now, we're looking at afghanistan as the biggest war zone that is acknowledged. the interesting thing that makes it difficult for people like you and i who want to look at where the u.s. troops are, the lists that we see are a very hard to actually get good information. i was looking yesterday at a few different lists on the pentagon's web sites. one of them is a list of personnel where are u.s. shoulders are. there are about 195,000 u.s. soldiers and marines that are based around the world. we hear in general they are in about 150 countries. when you look at the list, there is only about 40 countries listed. why is that? we are only listing the countries where there is more than 100 troops permanently based there. that is kind of weird because that means is only about 1/4 of the country -- about 1/5 of the countries where we have troops are m
for the pentagon and fluctuations in global energy prices can have dramatic, dramatic effects on defense spending. for every $10 increase in a barrel of oil it costs the american military annually an extra $1.3 billion. recognizing the potential instability that d.o.d.'s current energy needs can cause, military experts from across the various branches of the armed services have begun looking at ways to cut energy use and find energy alternative. now, i continued to hear all of this discussion about how this is somehow a green agenda and it's a suber havesive plot and it's being forced on a resistant president. and i just want to take a minute or two, mr. president, and say i don't think anything could be further from the truth and just wanted to describe for a moment why i feel that way. first, those who oppose defense energy initiatives often argue in today's fiscal environment, the country can't afford to waste money on energy programs when it's necessary to provide for our nation's security. i don't believe, mr. president, it is an either/or proposition, because my view is that an investment i
at the pentagon. what do we know about the military's plans after 2014? >> most assume there will be one more fighting season next year in afghanistan beginning in the spring and going through next fall. general john allen the top u.s. commander in afghanistan reportedly wants to keep 60,000 troops through that fighting season that is most of the troops already there. now there are indication that's will recommend that the u.s. keep 10,000 troops after 2014, including 1,000 special operators to keep a lid on things. this is how defense secretary panetta recently described his vision. afghans will be in the lead throughout the country for security in mid 2013. afghans will ultimately take full responsibility for security by the end of 2014. >> the final decision will be with president obama in discussions about the way forward should begin tomorrow when secretary panetta has a teleconference call with general john allen, shep. >> isn't the real final decision the afghans to make? >> absolutely. the state department has just started negotiating a status of forces agreement with president harmid
close to. that the pentagon's got to make a contribution and if there is anything on healthcare, it's gotta be about reforming it, bringing the costs down, not cutting benefits. >> eliot: let's drill down a couple of pieces of this. what do you think the underlying ratio should be between cost cutting and revenue generation. last summer it was 10 to 1 in terms of cutting costs to revenue. thankfully the deal didn't get done. should it be one-to-one? where would you like to see this happen? >> you know, i actually don't know that number because i think the question is i think we need about a trillion and a half from revenues and the revenues have to come, as i mentioned the way president obama was campaigning. and then the pentagon's gotta make a contribution and we've already cut a trillion and a half dollars on domestic discretionary. we'll have to cut more to get a deal. but with the ratio is, i haven't been that close to what the numbers are. >> eliot: one of the issues lurking out there is the debt ceiling and
and shaped by general jones who has unique experience of serving in the pentagon and in the military and as the national security adviser to the president. he made a point that i was familiar with based on my experiences, that we had all these different agencies and departments and people all over the government as well as in the congress that had parts of the energy package but it never had a way to be brought together to take a look at what should be our energy policy and came up with this idea of the council which we are recommending where you pull all of the different departments chaired by the department of energy secretary, agencies, that will reach out to all the different interested parties to make sure their views are being taken into consideration. to do this quadrennial agency review somewhat similar to what they have done at the pentagon. it is very different from what they do at the pentagon. it is a technique that i have observed that works and is helpful for the department of the defense. talking about a strategy, a broader view, and then through the report get into th
process. the pentagon says some military members request their names be removed from the list and others are not posted for security reasons. >>> gas prices continue to slip even through the holiday weekend. the cheapest gas in the bay area is in santa rosa, where a gallon of regular sales for an average of $3.68. san jose is just a penny more and in oakland, it's $3.72. those are all less than the state-wide average. in san francisco, it's a dime more, at $3.85. but even that is 53 cents less than a month ago. >>> today is the last day for you bay area car lovers to enjoy the international car show. the international auto show at the moscone center in san francisco show days 39 automakers. it's the 55th year for the event. for the first time people who go there can actually test- drive some of the newest models. the show opens at 10:00 this morning, runs until 8:00 tonight. tickets, by the way, are $9. >> yeah, not bad. >>> 7:37. let's check in with tara, filling in for sal. >> we have an accident, this one between livermore and brentwood. a motorcycle verses a car on 580 westbound. a m
not reporting delays. >>> 5:41 now. >>> pentagon releases secret e-mails with about the death of osama bin laden what they are revealing about his burial at sea. >>> how not to cook a turkey. firefighters offer tips to keep things safe >>> new e-mails indicate the burial at sea of osama bin laden followed islamic procedures. the e-mails say the al-qaeda leader's body was washed, wrapped in a white sheet and placed in a weighted bag. military officer prepared religious re-marks before the body was allowed to slide into the sea off the deck of the uss carl vinson. >>> deep fryers and frying is a popular way to prepare turkeys these day. firefighters demonstrated how bad things can get if you are not properly prepared. >> reaction going to put water, try to put water on it. >> nobody wants to see that. here are the most important tips if you are frying a turkey, don't use a frozen bird, avoid too much oil, if there is a fire you want to use baking soda, not water to put out the fire. >>> the 55th annual international auto show opens this morning at mosconey center, more than 300,000 are expected to
to all regulators, the pentagon, flown to washington, quarterly briefings, you guys need to be in this community. we will open up everything and you don't even know what is possible because it is not my job to regulate, it is not my job to enforce. it is my job to help the regulators do their job better so we feel our responsibility is to bring those entities that we trust protecting our safety, bring them into the process, allow them to see what is possible, stop the bad guys early. we have a deal that if you say something in the community, like here is my drone idea, and go a real long distance, might be a little dangerous, we are like that sounds totally sketchy and we will call off our friend the fbi just like that and we told everybody we would do it and we feel that is our responsibility to let the pros to their job. >> is it time -- [talking over each other] >> robotics, rules would stop robots. it makes everyone bring this up, turns out for a robot to be smart enough to apply the three loss, already taken over the world. that is artificial intelligence, cognition
channel 2 news. >>> more details now on women in combat. pentagon statistics show that more than 144 women troops have been killed in the wars in iraq and afghanistan and more than 860 women have been injured. of the 205,000 u.s. troops currently serving in afghanistan about 20,000 of them are women. >>> it's a world many of us don't know. a surprising report on domestic workers and what they're put through by their employers. >>> help wanted why president obama is asking to meet with yahoo's marissa myer. >> and the ktvu i pad app is ready to download. you can watch all of our newscasts live, plus drive time traffic, bay area weather and breaking news any time any where. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you
for the military. >> reporter: the pentagon says it's planning to make changes directed at servicewomen but this rule still keeps women in the military from specific come bat rules that are available to men. -- specific combat rules that are available to men. in addition they say it keeps military leaders from mobilizing troops effective. the defense secretary leon panetta has called for more women in command positions earlier this month asking for an assessment of gender barriers in the military. the as for the lawsuit the department of the military has declined to comment. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> deliveries swiped from the front porch. how to protect your packages from holiday thieves. >> please stop watching it. please stop killing your head with filth. >> a tv actor on a tirade now a sudden apology from one of the stars of "two and a half men." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, level in almost 5- years. rising home values, lower gs prices, and an increase in hiring are all credited with >>> consumer confidence climbed to the highest level in almost 5 years. rising home values, lower gas prices and
in the world but went weren't to see them dying. the that's the truth of it all. >>reporter: pentagon press secretary little says the defense department is making straidz into allowing more women that combat. didn't specifically comment on the lawsuit that said secretary of panetta position on women in combat is quote very strong. abc 7 news. >>> one more note on all of this. number of country that have opened front line combat position to women is larger than you mit think actual hi. survey by the british ministry of defense listed canada, denmark, finland france germany israel the netherlands norway positive lapped romaine why and sweetden country allow women in close combat roles. australia joined the list in september of last year when it opened the front-line quantity to women including largest contingent in afghanistan. >> all right let's mav on. return to where we started with at the to the of the broadcast. you have got a lot to do with the weather center looks prett pretty. >>th disaster for the morning. most people commuting in the morning between 5 and 10:00 a.m. is the worst
at how budget cuts could affect the pentagon. he spoke of the center for a new american security about the so- called fiscal quick and defense priorities. >> his resume is what i will call legendary. democratic senator. chairman of the house budget committee when they actually passed budgets. director of office of management and budget, and chief of staff to president clinton and white house. now, secretary of defense. the question, what in the world will you do next? this does not do justice to the man. he is a wonderful human being with many different facets, and in some ways, a man of contrast. i will give you a couple of examples. he is known for his warm, italian bear hugs. he is also known around the world for the laser like focus he displayed in hunting down osama bin laden. he often holds meetings in his pentagon office with his dog curled up around his feet as he vigorously presses a particular war plan will it be of particular interest. when traveling he is known to hang out in the back of the plane with staff and journalists. with a scotch on the rocks in hand. and waxing el
the pentagon hoping to force the military to drop its policy that excludes them from thousands of ground combat positions. all four women are veterans of the war in iraq and afghanistan. they main the combat exclusion role is discriminatory. >> the policy limits my future in the marine corps. i would be assigned to positions based on my gender rather than on my qualifications or my accomplishments. this didn't make sense personally or politically and it did not make sense for the military. >> she also says this prevents commanders from deciding the best way to fight. >>> so what would you do with $500 million? that's tonight's record-shattering powerball jackpot expected to climb higher. millions of americans in 42 states are trying to parlay $2 into half a billion. alison kosik is live from times square this morning. what's happening there? 60% of ticket sales are expected to be made today. we know the odds are pretty slim, but people are still going for it. >> reporter: they are still going for it. you know, you talk about the odds, the odds are slim. 175 million to 1 are the odds that you'll
brought all these cases to the attention of the pentagon. the secretary of the army responded with an assurance that our flag would be flown at army installations whenever the flags of the states are on display. and many of the individual installations i mentioned took corrective action when i contacted them. but despite this response, i continue to receive reports of situations where territorial flags are forgotten. see, the problem is there is no uniform regulation governing the inclusion of the flags of the district of columbia and the territories, though the secretary -- army secretary said it is the policy of the air force, the coast guards, the marines and the navy to let local commanders have the discretion to display state flags. with or without the flags of the territories on their installations. i have requested that the service modify their regulations to include our flags but no action has been taken. and i believe it should not be at the discretion of individual base commanders to decide to exclude any part of the united states. or the fighting men and women from
thursday on c-span 2. >> defense secretary leon panetta looks at how budget cuts could affect the pentagon. we spoke tuesday evening at the center for new american security about the fiscal cliff and fed priorities. >> thank you for coming. it is an honor to be back and an honor to be introducing my old boss. as you know, secretary of the net debt is one of the most respected and experienced hands in washington. his resume is legendary. chairman of the budget committee back in the day when they actually passed a budget, director of the office of management and budget, and chief of staff to president clinton when the white house, director of the central intelligence agency, and now secretary of defense, so the question is what in the world are you going to do next. this extraordinary resume does not do justice to the man. leon panetta is a wonderful human being and in some ways a man of contrasts. i am going to give you examples. he is known among his counterparts around the world for his warm italian bear hugs. he is also known for the laser light focus he displayed on hunting down osama b
't just for the cia or the pentagon. this quadracopter is filled with cameras that can film above and below. no major price slashing here. but brookstone says that didn't matter. they're flying off the shelves. cyber monday may be a thing of the past because these deals started so early. walmart says they'll match prices bought from things from november 1st to christmas day. i bought a $10 slow-cooker. i don't even know what you cook in a slow-cooker. >> but it somehow looked appealing to you. >> that's right. >> great to see you. >>> we're going to turn, now, to the passing of a tv icon. larry hagman died yesterday, suffering complications from his battle with cancer. the star of "dallas" and "i dream of jeanie" will be remembers most for his most famous character, j.r. ewing, the most despised and loved villain in tv history. he was as charismatic as he was evil. he was one of the most colorful and villainized characters on television, j.r. ewing. >> you'll find all kinds of ways to skin a cat. >> reporter: when larry hagman took the role on, it was only supposed to last a few w
is where we're headed. here's know concession, my concession to free market prince pentagons. i can accept a cap on high-end deductions to raise revenues, it's not a real flat tax reform which would lower the rates which i would prefer, but can i live with the limited deduction thing with this one caveat. every single dollar of revenue increase must be devoted to deficit reduction and not higher spending. limited government and lower spending is itself a pro-growth tax cut so that's my caveat. you want to raise revenues, limit it to deficit reduction. do not permit it to go for higher spending. my free market caveat concession. anyway, president obama promised to pull out all the troops from afghanistan by 2014 and now the military is proposing a different course. keep 10,000 troops in theater for a longer period of time. this has some important political and financial implications. we will explain and explore next up. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options--
answer to the pentagon. a city threw a bomb on to the bus or left one it is not a suicide bomber, but 10 people were injured. three of them very seriously wounded here in this attack. the two suspects on the list would be hamas or islamic jihad, both operating out of the gaza strip. hamas is peace talks and trying to figure out if a cease fire over israel with the rockets and the bombings on the other side going into the gaza strip . islamic jihad has a different agend a. they are backers in iran who are pushing for rocket fire against the gaz strip. we should have a shot up of this on our live view, you can actually see this bus that stopped. this harkens back to the days of the second intfada where you had bombing on the buses mainly suicide bombings. this doesn't appear to be that. but it is a mange failure for the israeli intelligence services in a critical time, whether it is going to derail the peace talks or not is yet to be scene. obviously the fact that secretary clinton is in town and able to be the a voice of calm could mean that everyone goes to cairo and gets involved in the
on the plans for u.s. troop withdrawal from ban began in 2014. the white house and the pentagon must gauge the best strategy moving for as the afghans position to provide the bulk of security. one plan will rely on special forces to keep up the pressure on terrorists that is only one plan. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon with more details. jennifer? >> reporter: hi, jenna. it is not surprising now that the election is over we're starting to hear plans floated through the press what the u.s. military commitment wit look like post-2014 in afghanistan. u.s. dip low mats are negotiating a withdrawal of forces agreement with afghanistan. general john allen was preparing for his confirmation hearing for his next job when he got pulled into the e-mail scandal that brought down david petraeus. at that time he was expected to begin formulating a post-2014 plan before leaving afghanistan and becoming supreme allied commander in europe. he is now back in afghanistan and reports are he would like to keep about 60,000 troops in afghanistan through the fighting season of next year. defense secreta
but there are only so many hours in the day and i have to stay up on this pentagon petraeus thing. >> stephanie: you've got stuff to do and i've got kitty videos to look at. can you ask jacki a thousand times a day. [ buzzer ] no! there you go. healthcare. say it again. >> healthcare.gov. >> i just put a link to it up on your facebook page. >> that's like magic! [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> i'll work on -- speaking of healthcare, i'll work on getting that stuffing recipe for you. >> stephanie: give it up. >> sausage. sausage stuffing is really good. >> no, it doesn't. i'm sure you could add sauce and to it. it is sounding bad now. >> stephanie: you got jim's attention. thank you, jacki schechner. love you. >> love you guys, too. >> stephanie: have a delightful holiday side dish. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: it's like a mensa meeting with fart jokes. it's "the stephanie miller show." fruit just got cooler. fruit on one side, cool on the other. new ice breakers duo. a fruit
to kabul more than a week after the pentagon announced it was investigating possibly inappropriate correspondence between the general and a woman linked to the david petraeus sex scandal. general allen had been in washington when the news of his e-mail correspondents with jill kelley surfaced. he was supposed to testify about his nomination about becoming the u.s./european command and the top nato general but that nomination has been put on hold. >>> ten minutes before 9:00, president obama is back in the white house this morning following his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. here's video of the president returning to joint base andrews maryland after midnight last night. the white house says the president's trip was successful in showing that asia is strategicty important to the u.s., especially as a trading parter in and the white house says the -- partner and the white house says the presidents to myanmar demonstrate how democracy can influence other countries. >>> ben bernanke is pushing congress and the obama administration to reach an agreement on a deal to avoid tax increas
.i.a. amid scandal. there could also be big changes at the pentagon. as well at state department. whoever the president chooses, it could impact, for example, the use of armed drones taking out al qaeda overseas. and lots of other security matters. and now, a fox news contributeor and pollster joining us, and former senior advisor to senator john mccain. the use of the unmanned drones to take out terrorists who want to murder americans, on its face it should be a no-brainer but national security appears to be politicized. >> that is right. to their credit the obama administration in the days up to the election were trying to codify the rules and regulations for making those difficult decisions. however, we are alonging at the possibility of massive defense cuts. we have new personnel, as you suggested, coming in potentially to state, defense, and c.i.a., and we have our whole national security apparatus being overhauled at a time when we are in great peril as reporting from the middle east, particularly gaza strip and israel suggests. >>gregg: president obama, it can be said, has a checke
other countries -- i understand that. but the idea of the state department, it was actually the pentagon last week, a woman said i had my first kid -- i saved up my vacation and sick days and used them all up. even in the federal government, we need paid leave. i think beyond that, high- quality accessible daycare. i do not understand why that is not much more of a political issue than it is. those will in fact all women -- most of us in the room can manage without the last one. we can buy it or find it, but it ought to be far more general and accessible for those who cannot afford it. those issues cover the waterfront. there are other issues that do not. the kind of flexibility i am talking about will be very helpful for women who have a shot at leadership positions and might allow women to stay in the game so that when you have kids and need to do work differently you do not give up on the career you trained for and educated for and started for and are still eligible for leadership down the road. flexibility for people at the bottom of the chain can mean something really different -- i
to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, what are you learning? >> well, wolf, north korea says it is pursuing trying to launch a satellite into space. but intelligence services around the world doubt that that is true. this satellite image of a north korean missile launch pad was just snapped in the last 24 hours. u.s. government officials and private experts say it shows the same types of preparations including trucks and fuel tanks not seen since april when a long-range missile failed seconds after launch. north korea claimed then it was just trying to launch a satellite. the new digital globe image and this one taken just days before don't yet show a missile. but with these kinds of preps, a launch could happen in about three weeks if a missile is put on the launch pad according to analysis by digital globe. north korea watchers say the new leader, kim jong-un may be responding to internal political pressure from hardliners. >> on the other hand, he may also want it himself. he may decide it's the right kind of provocation just before the south korean president election
understand that. but the idea of the state department, it was actually the pentagon last week, a woman said i had my first kid -- i saved up my vacation and sick days and used them all up. even in the federal government, we need paid leave. i think beyond that, high- quality accessible daycare. i do not understand why that is not much more of a political issue than it is. those will in fact all women -- most of us in the room can manage without the last one. we can buy it or find it, but it ought to be far more general and accessible for those who cannot afford it. those issues cover the waterfront. there are other issues that do not. the kind of flexibility i am talking about will be very helpful for women who have a shot at leadership positions and might allow women to stay in the game so that when you have kids and need to do work differently you do not give up on the career you trained for and educated for and started for and are still eligible for leadership down the road. flexibility for people at the bottom of the chain can mean something really different -- it can mean you work 15 or
government is money borrowed to sustain food stamps as well as the pentagon. we ought to be thinking of that in terms of our values and our future. let me speak to a couple of elements here that i think progressives should keep in mind. progressives cannot afford to stand on the sidelines in this fiscal cliff debate. important critical decisions will be made soon that will affect this country for 10 years. i think we need to be a part of this conversation. we need to be open to some topics and some issues that are painful and hard for us to talk about. we cannot stand by the sidelines in denial that this is ever going to engage us in the things we value. we cannot be so night -- not leave to believe that just taxing the rich will solve our problems. i believe that is an important part of a solution. we have to look to reform and change that is significant, that preserves many of the values and programs that brought us political life, and we cannot believe that merely ignoring these programs or not engaging will solve the problem. pick up any of the newspapers and look for the full-pa
. there are two things he said and i respect him very much. he said number one the pentagon. the fraud, the excess, the waste. that has got to come down. he said what else? what else are we going to cut? he said the healthcare. we have to improve healthcare and the whole issue is if you get the universal healthcare, then you've avoided this medicaid medicare, you know, whatever and it is more efficient because you're not sending money -- spending money for profit. you're doing it for the v.a. and for everybody. >> bill: i forget, doris igor, jump in here, too i forget the exact number but the congressional budget office proved that -- you're right. single payer would be even more efficient but we're not going to go there because we didn't. but obama care would save hundreds of millions -- hundreds of billions of dollars in delivery of healthcare costs by making it more efficient and bringing more people into the system and therefore have more capacity to deliver. >> you lower the rate of growth which is the key to lowerin
. meaning a launch could happen in the next few weeks according to these reports. the pentagon so far has no comment on this. the state department says they have seen the reports of this possible launch. same report we're seeing in the media. they're reminding north korea that they are banned by u.n. sanctions from working with ballistic missiles. now despite that ban we should mention north korea has test-fired several long-range missiles in the past. general jack keane, retired four-star army general and a fox news military analyst. general keane, we spend so much time talking about the middle east, north korea has a way of just reminding us that they're still there. tell us a little bit about these long-range missiles first off. what are we really looking at here? >> well, first of all, you know, north korea has a nuclear weapon and that guaranties the preservation of the regime. they certainly have been in the missile building program and ballistic missile building program here for some time. the last test they have run on these things have been a failure. back in april, kim jong-un,
american service women are suing the pentagon, hoping to force the military to drop its policy that excludes women from thousands of ground combat positions. all four are veterans of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. two have been awarded the purple heart. they maintain that the exclusion rule is discriminatory. >> i would be assigned positions based on my gender rather than my qualifications. it didn't make sense for me personal personally or professionally and it doesn't make sense for the military. >> a dangerous set of rule that is prevent commanders deciding the best way to fight. >>> yahoo!'s new ceo is headed to the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff with the president. her new gig and her new son have been full of surprises. >> baby has been easy. the baby has been way easier than everyone made it out to be. i think i've been really lucky that way. i had a very easy, healthy pregnancy. he has been easy. so those have been two really terrific surprises. the kids have been easier and the job has been fun. >> mayer says her secret to getting everything done is ruthles
% smaller gdp. the guys that want more money from the pentagon should be focused on economic growth, not on trying to take a larger piece of the shrinking pie. so i think the growth is the only way to get out from -- 4% a year instead of obama's reef for a decade and you wipe out obama's accumulated debt in the first term that he has run up in the debt. so i think there's some very important focuses on growth, and yeah when we see something in writing i'm not going to get involved in some hypothetical because every once in awhile i try to help somebody expand the hypothetical and then that gets turned into one more than i perhaps said were intended to say. but when something is written down -- the good news is you have it written down and you put it on line for seven days and of the press and the american people look. is this a tax increase? let's see, take a look at it. it's going to be there clearly a tax increase or not. problems in the 2011 budget or the tax increase. easy. the 2010 budget deal. we have lots of deals and they will be on the phone wondering if it is a tax increas
people what they think the source of american power is, the either side pentagon or the size of the federal debt. if you're the biggest debtor in the world, it gives research and power. are you optimistic that these can be reversed? 30 seconds. >> some very optimistic about america's future. we have to approach that future with confidence. we have to get our house right, but we have to be prepared to engage with confidence abroad. we are still that shine a light on the hill that people look to. they are disappointed when we don't deliver. we're disappointed when we don't deliver. i think we can, both at home and abroad, find a way. it will not be simple. our government takes longer to get things done than a real economy would like. of the end of the day, i am optimistic. >> . q.. -- thank you. they care so much. steve case, michael porter, robert kimmitt, douglas holtz- eakin. host: caller: -- [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] price talking about the so- called fiscal cliff and what the unions have
that is given, by getting rid of outdated weapons programs. the pentagon keeps telling washington, stop appropriating money for this. they are not asking for it and they do not need it. money going to large businesses with mailing addresses in new york, chicago, and san francisco, not even to working families. finally, we need tax reform. that is fair, asking the wealthy to contribute their fair share. i support the agreement and i encourage my colleagues to do so as well. >> the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin. >> i now yield one minute to the distinguished chairman from tennessee. >> thank you. i have voted twice to raise the debt ceiling. in may, i voted with about 90 other people. i voted this past weekend for leader reid's program. i cannot vote for this program. the first series of cuts we know, the second we do not know. i fear is a toad -- a trojan horse. that is an odyssey and journey that this country should not have to traverse. this country has been taken to this point by a group of ideologues that do not like government, want to reduce it, are reducing it, want to hurt t
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